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Follow the Adventures of Nkem Ndem as She Tours Maputo with BNxGoogleMaputo



If you follow my column ‘Nkem Says’ on here at BellaNaija, you probably already know a lot about me. But if you don’t (*side eye*), I can only tell you that my name is Nkem Ndem and I am a staff writer and columnist at BellaNaija. Go and explore my column to learn more about me. Tainz.

So, I am super excited to announce that I will be visiting…


Maputo is the capital of Mozambique, a country in the South eastern part of Africa. I have always felt a desire to explore other cities in Africa for a couple of years now, and while I have visited four cities so far, I am yet to visit any city in this part of the continent.

Luckily, on June 27th, I will be exploring the city of Maputo with other influencers and journalists from across Africa. The trip is a 2-day all-expense tour put together by Google for influencers and journalists from across Africa to help them see how useful Google can be as a holiday assistant and I will be representing BellaNaija.

If you haven’t heard of Google you definitely should check them out (…this is me being polite because…who doesn’t know Google?) and if you do (as you should) I have a question for you: Jealous yet?

I am nervous but excited to experience what Maputo has to offer. I am also looking forward to the adventures and experiences: the people I will meet, the new things I will learn (Portuguese maybe?) and the incredible beauty that I will behold.

As you can imagine with a trip of such epic proportion, there will be a lot of photos roiling out in the process. I will be staying at Radisson Blu Maputo hotel and should have decent Wi-Fi… enough to ensure that I not only share my photos and stories from my Maputo adventures along the way, but have you feeling like you are with me on the adventure as well.

You can follow my escapades in real time on Instagram @bellanaijaonline, if you wanna see what I am up to. #BNxGoogleMaputo.

Also, if you have lived or travelled in Maputo and have any tips or advice for a first-time traveller to the country, I would really appreciate it and I would love to hear them. Just comment below or send me a message ([email protected]).

I can’t wait!


Nkem Ndem is an energetic and highly accomplished Media Consultant who loves to help small businesses, especially women-led, grow their online presence using the right digital strategy or transition from traditional organizational boundaries. With years of experience in Copywriting and Editing, Content Branding and Strategy, Social media, and Digital Marketing, she is clearly obsessed with Digital Communications. She is the Head of Content and Lead Consultant at Black Ink Media - an Ideation and Content Agency that excels in providing fresh, creative digital services to content-centric businesses. Find out more about her at or send her an e-mail at [email protected] Also follow her on IG: @nkemndemv, Twitter: @ndemv.